WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$608 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Engineering
Campus:Nsoatre campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

Petroleum engineering refers to the subsurface engineering activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or gas.
Petroleum Engineering focuses on maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs and estimation the recoverable volume of this resource using a detailed understanding of the physical behavior of oil, water and gas within porous rock at very high pressure.

Admission Requirements

SSSCE Applicants To be admitted to Petroleum Engineering Degree programme, should have Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) Elective Science subjects; Elective Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. WASSCE ApplicantsWASSCE Candidates should have Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six subjects comprising three (3) core subjects; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science;and three (3) elective science subjects; Elective Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Professional and Post-Diploma Applicants Candidates in this category must possess:
– A Diploma or Higher National Diploma or its equivalent in a relevant programme from a recognized and accredited institution;
– Must pass an interview;
– Two years’ post qualification working experience; Candidates with HND/relevant professional or diploma certificate who obtained First Class or Second Class Upper Division will enter at level 300.
Those with Second Class Lower Division or Pass will enter at level 200

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian Students: $43
Application Fees for International Students: $43

How To Apply:
– All applicants are required to complete the online application registration at
– To be attached to the application forms are certified copies of result slips and birth certificates(Not Returnable)

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the School of Engineering are likely to gain employment in some of the following areas;
– Energy Sector
– Electricity and Utility Companies
– Processing and manufacturing companies
– Refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturing/ servicing
– Local government service
– Renewable Energy Companies
– Mining and construction sector
– The Aviation Sector
– The Banking Sector
– Self-Employment

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian Students: $608
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,492

Tuition Fees per year for Ghanaian Students = 3,500 GHS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 20,108 GHS

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